UNIMAK Diploma in Agriculture and Food Sciences Course

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UNIMAK Diploma in Agriculture and Food Sciences Course

UNIMAK Diploma in Agriculture and Food Sciences Course – See details below:

Preamble

Agriculture is a live science that deals with the production and management of plants and animals and their related facets in our everyday existence for the use of human beings as either food or non-food. It caters to satisfy every living person as a basic human right need on the globe.

The support and promotion of agriculture in learning institutions and the practical production activities serve as a basic essential step in achieving one of the pillars for the holistic human development index across the world.

The program is meant to develop the skills, knowledge and basic techniques of the students as a career and as an entry point to higher academic achievement in the field of study.

Aims

The study will enable the students to acquire meaningful knowledge, skills and basic techniques to carry out practical ag- ricultural production, transformation and management of resources for economic and sustainable returns that could im- prove their lives and the communities.

The program is meant to improve the academic ability of students for further pursuance in education in the field of agri- culture.

Objectives

The program caters to provide practical skills and techniques in agricultural production to achieve economically sustaina- ble outcomes by the students and the general community.

To create means of providing employment opportunities through the practical engagement of graduates at the end of the training program.

To create an opportunity to scale up the knowledge base of agricultural students to enable them to continue with their studies to higher levels after the diploma program.

To fill in the man-power gap between the practical agricultural production and the theoretical aspects.

Entry qualification

Applicants should have four WASSCE credits or GCE ‘O’ level including English Language together with any one Sci- ence subject (Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Core Science, Agriculture and Statistics) in not more than two sittings.

Program duration

Two (2) years during which all practical agricultural supervised field activities MUST be completed.

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Program content

Diploma in Agriculture

First Year, First Semester

No

Course

Course title

Total credit

Course Title

code

1

DIA 111

Introduction to Agriculture

2

University Studies

2

DGB 112

General Biology

3

Communication Skills I

3

DCP 113

Crop Production 1 and Crop Protection 1

4

Mathematics

4

DIF 114

Introduction to Forestry

3

Social Research

5

DGM 117

General Mathematics

4

Fundamental Ethics

6

DGP 118

General Physics

4

Introduction to Computer Studies

7

DGC119

General Chemistry

4

8

DFP 112

Farm Practice

5

9

DFP 113

Introduction to Food processing and preservation

3

Total

32

First Year, Second Semester

No

Course

Course title

Total credit

Course Title

code

1

DSS 121

Introduction to Soil Science

3

University Studies

2

DAP 122

Animal Nutrition/Pasture Management

3

Communication Skills I

3

DPM 123

Farm Production and Management

3

Phenomenology of Religion

4

DAE 124

Introduction to Agric. Extension

2

Logic and Critical Thinking

5

DAF 125

Agro-Forestry Systems and their Management

3

6

DFM 126

Farm Machinery and Mechanics

3

7

DCB 127

Crop Botany

4

8

DAC 128

Agro-climatology

2

9

DFP 129

Farm Practice

5

Total

28

Second Year, First Semester

No

Course

Course title

Total credit

Course title

code

1

DAP 211

Animal Anatomy, Physiology and Production 1

5

Communication Skills II

2

DAE 215

Introduction to Agriculture Economics and En-

4

Integral Development of humankind

trepreneurship

3

DEP 214

Extension, planning and evaluation

3

4

DFP 213

Introduction to chemical food analysis, pro-

3

cessing and preservation

5

DFM 216

Farm machinery and mechanics

3

6

DAA 217

Introduction to Aquaculture and Apiculture

3

7

DSN 218

Soil fertility and plant nutrition

3

8

DFP 219

Farm practice

5

9

RPW 130

Research and Project Writing

2

Total

31

15

17

Second Year, Second Semester

No

Course

Course title

Total credit

Course title

code

1

DCP 221

Crop production and Protection 2

5

Communication Skills II

2

DAP 222

Animal production 2

4

Logic and Critical Thinking

3

DSW 223

Introduction to soil and water engineering

3

4

DSE 224

Social and environmental science for Agriculture

3

5

DBC 226

Biochemistry

3

6

DIS 116

Introduction to Survey, Land Development and

4

Farm structures

7

DFP 225

Farm practice

5

8

DDP

Dissertation – project

5%

Total

27

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